In the Stars December 15-22, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week

There is tremendous positive energy this week. Strong alignments offer great potential for ardent, creative, and transformative expression. Saturn is closing in on Pluto, only two degrees away, growing toward their first exact powerful conjunction on January 12th. Jupiter, Venus, Ceres, and the South Node are in Capricorn as well, and the Sun will join the sober gathering on December 21st/22nd, the Winter Solstice. Mars in Scorpio is ambitious, focused, and driven, and much can be accomplished while it is in this sign through January 3rd. There is an annular Solar Eclipse on December 25th. Uranus and Jupiter are in trine aspect in earth signs, innovative energy for practical change. Mars and Neptune are trine in water signs, heightening intuition, compassion, and determination.

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Sunday is playful, fun, and exciting, colored by a Leo Moon. Jupiter and Uranus perfect in trine aspect. Unexpected good luck is in the air. Be open to new ideas. A Jupiter-Uranus trine is an aspect of sudden good fortune.

In the light of a fiery, playful Leo Moon, roll out of bed early and get some vigorous exercise. Work that Moon-Mars square through physical movement; otherwise it could manifest in frustration and heated emotion. At 2:10 p.m. PST the Moon becomes void of course, so then focus on routine tasks.

Tuesday and Wednesday the Moon is in mutable earth Virgo, the zodiac sign and the time of the month to put your life in order. In preparation for the holidays, the planetary alignments these days will help you get a lot accomplished—quickly and efficiently. On Tuesday the Virgo Moon forms a Grand Earth Trine with Jupiter in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus. This Grand Trine is a fortunate, expansive and innovative, especially welcome in the face of the coming Solar Eclipse and the closing Saturn-Pluto conjunction. Make the most of it.

Wednesday holds super-productive cosmic alignments. An early morning Moon-Mars sextile calls us to vigorous exercise. Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn make a benefic trine to the Virgo Moon. We can get a lot accomplished—maybe even move a mountain. Use the great energy of this day to help you prepare well for the coming holidays.

Mars makes a benefic sextile to Saturn on Thursday, calling us to focus on our responsibilities and get things accomplished. On the other hand, a Mercury-Neptune square makes us dreamy and unfocused. Blending these energies, we are invited to focus on work duties during the day and later, in the evening, relax and watch a movie.

Friday bears the alignment of the Moon in its angular weekly aspect to Saturn and Pluto. This aspect bears emotional intensity. What in your life calls out for big change? The Moon is in Libra, and wants to be with others, especially the beloved or close friends. Make it a social evening in a beautiful setting.

The Winter Solstice arrives on Saturday evening, December 21st, as the Sun moves into Capricorn tropically. The Moon moves into the deep, dark waters of Scorpio, and forms a tense T-square with Venus and Uranus. This could be an emotionally intense day, including perhaps some feeling of jealousy. Try to take this day easy. and give yourself a lot of emotional space. When the Moon is in Scorpio, we need some solitude.

Sunday, Hanukkah, is an extremely active day in the cosmos with numerous planetary aspects. Venus-square-Uranus most likely will result in something surprising! Mars makes a benefic sextile to Pluto, good for getting a lot accomplished. There may be a lot on your “to do” list this last weekend day before Christmas. If so, take advantage of the strong energy: lean in, and you can accomplish miracles.

On Monday morning the Moon bounces into optimistic Sagittarius, and makes a benefic trine to healer Chiron. Get some strong exercise. A benefic Moon-Venus sextile softens our focus, and draws us to attend to the remainder of our shopping list, and relax a bit before the intensity of the holidays—and Solar Eclipse—ahead.

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: Playful, exciting day with unexpected good luck.

Monday: Energetic start, and then after 2:10 p.m. focus on routine tasks.

Tuesday: Fortunate, expansive, innovative day when much can be accomplished.

Wednesday: Super-productive day to move mountains.

Thursday: Apply focus and work hard, and later in the day, relax and let your mind wander.

Friday:  Demanding, challenging day. Get to work.

Saturday: Winter Solstice. Sun into Capricorn. Take some solitude in this emotionally intense day.

Sunday: Extra strong work day with a few surprises. Emotionally intense day. Take some solitude.

Monday: Optimism and high energy at hand. Finish your holiday shopping and relax.

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Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:                  

Monday, December 16: 2:10 p.m. – 11:16 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, December 19: 0:07 a.m. – 2:04 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, December 21: 3:45 a.m. – 4:57 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Sunday, December at 7:27 p.m. through Monday, December 23 at 8:34 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Wednesday, December 25th: 3:18 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.(Moon into Capricorn) – SOLAR ECLIPSE

Friday, December 27th:  1:03 p.m. – 9:21 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Monday, December 30: 2:24 a.m. – 7:41 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Wednesday, January 1: 9:13 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

Friday, January 3 at 8:17 p.m. through Saturday, January 4 at 11:14 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Monday, January 6: 7:07 a.m. – 9:12 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Wednesday, January 8 at 5:15 p.m. through Thursday, January 9 at 3:44 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Friday, January 10 at 6:58 p.m. through Saturday, January 11 at 7:17 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Saturday, December 14 at 15:57 through Sunday, December 15 at 2:56 (Moon into Leo)

Monday, December 16 at 22:10 through Tuesday, December 17 at 7:16 (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, December 19: 8:07 – 10:04 (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, December 21: 11:45 – 12:57 (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, December 23: 3:27 – 16:34 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Wednesday, December 25: 11:18 – 21:45 (Moon into Capricorn) – SOLAR ECLIPSE

Friday, December 27 at 21:03 through Saturday, December 28 at 6:21 (Moon into Aquarius)

Monday, December 30: 10:24 – 15:41 (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, January 2: 5:13 – 7:00 (Moon into Aries)

Saturday, January 4: 4:17 – 19:14 (Moon into Taurus)

Monday, January 6 at 15:07 through Tuesday, January 7 at 6:12 (Moon into Gemini)

Thursday, January 9: 1: 15 – 11:44 (Moon into Cancer)

Saturday, January 11: 2:58 – 15:17 (Moon into Leo)

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In the Stars December 6-15, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon

Saturn is closing in on Pluto, now only two degrees away, growing toward the first exact powerful conjunction on January 12th.  Venus moves into the center of the Saturn/Pluto conjunction this week. Jupiter has just moved into Capricorn, all to note that there is a lot of planetary energy in taciturn Capricorn. Mars in Scorpio is ambitious, focused, and driven, and much can be accomplished while it is in this sign through January 3rd. Mercury is out of its shadow, so communication is clear and projects can move forward unencumbered. The Winter Solstice will be here on December 21st, and there is an annular Solar Eclipse on December 25th. There are strong demands and great potential for change.

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The Taurus Moon dawns with a thunderous clap Sunday morning, as this fixed earth Moon joins Uranus, the awakener. While the Taurus Moon draws us to what is practical and comfortable, planetary aspects broaden our vision. Sunday is full of planetary energy that is dreamy, expansive, idealistic, and inspiring. Make the most of the excellent potential of this day.

Monday the exalted Taurus Moon aligns with numerous planets, making for an active day. Mercury moves into Sagittarius, its sign of fall, through December 28th. Conversation flows easily, but there can be a tendency to exaggerate or say too much. This week is off to a rousing start.

We are called to community, conversation, and conviviality on Tuesday with the backdrop of a curious Gemini Moon. On Wednesday the Moon moves into its fullness at 9:12 p.m. PST, opposing the Sun in Sagittarius. This Full Moon forms a T-square with Neptune, which is usually a tense energy. However, since Neptune is the planet symbolizing dissolution and all the planets in this configuration are in mutable signs, this energy is gentle and flexible. The Full Moon energy is pregnant with possibilities. Saturn, Venus, and Pluto are in a tight conjunction, and inconjunct the Full Moon, so we feel the need to attend and adjust to the demands of these three planets in Capricorn that call for discipline and restraint, in contrast to the loose and flexible boundaries of the Full Moon t-square. Jupiter is making an applying trine to Uranus, a creative aspect that can result in breakthroughs.

The Moon is void of course nearly all day Thursday, so stick to routine tasks and don’t waste your time on meetings or activities requiring decisions. At 3:23 p.m. PST the Moon slithers into Cancer. We will want to have a comfortable evening at home with family and good food. In the evening the Moon aspects Jupiter and Uranus, giving a buoyant, crackling, innovative energy. We may be in for a big surprise!

Venus is conjunct Pluto on Friday, a passionate, strong aspect which may have to do with strong plays with relationships or finances (or both). A Grand Trine in the water element between the Moon (Cancer), Mars (Scorpio) and Neptune (Pisces) may soften us and amplify empathy. Attend to the passions bubbling up within you. The Moon is moving toward the weekly tense aspects with Saturn and Pluto, exact in the early hours of Saturday.

The Moon is void of course all day on Saturday, so do not plan on holiday shopping this day. This will be my annual holiday excursion to an art museum with friends, followed by s social cookie exchange, appropriate activities for a void Moon in Cancer.

Sunday is playful, fun, and exciting, colored by a Leo Moon. Jupiter and Uranus are perfect in trine aspect. Unexpected good luck is in the air. Be open to new ideas. Jupiter-trine-Uranus is an aspect of sudden good fortune.

In the light of a fiery, playful Leo Moon, roll out of bed early on Monday and get some vigorous exercise. Work that Moon-Mars square through physical movement; otherwise it could manifest in frustration and heated emotion. At 2:10 p.m. PST the Moon becomes void of course, so then focus only on routine tasks.

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: Practical yet dreamy, and comfortable, yet expansive wonderful day.

Monday: Rousing, active day. Plan to get a lot accomplished.

Tuesday: Join in community and conversation.

Wednesday: Full Moon. Life is full of possibilities, and at the same time we are called to restraint.

Thursday: Moon VoC until 3:23 p.m. PST. Focus on routine tasks. No decisions. At 3:23 p.m. Moon into Cancer. Focus on family and enjoy a nourishing meal in the evening.

Friday: Passionate, dynamic day. Empathy flows.

Saturday: Moon VoC all day. No holiday shopping—just enjoy holiday festivities.

Sunday: Playful, exciting day with unexpected good luck.

Monday: Energetic start, and then after 2:10 p.m. focus on routine tasks.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Capricorn (November 25-December 19, 2019)

  1. Focus on finances, and bring financial matters up to date.
  2. Prudence and conservation are the names of the financial games you may want to be playing.
  3. Get your portfolio in ship shape for the new year.
  4. Tighten your belt and save more.
  5. Be discerning in your love life.
  6. Host a social gathering for old and new business associates.
  7. Give to the needy poor.
  8. Prune your wardrobe.
  9. Select quality practical gifts of good value this season.
  10. Set goals to increase your business over time, especially in the coming year.

Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:                  

Monday, December 9 at 5:12 p.m. through Tuesday, December 10 at 8:47 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Wednesday, December 11 at 9:12 p.m. through Thursday, December 12 at 3:23 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Saturday, December 14: 7:57 a.m. – 7:56 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Monday, December 16: 2:10 p.m. – 11:16 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, December 19: 0:07 a.m. – 2:04 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, December 21: 3:45 a.m. – 4:57 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Sunday, December at 7:27 p.m. through Monday, December 23 at 8:34 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Wednesday, December 25th: 3:18 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.(Moon into Capricorn) – SOLAR ECLIPSE

Friday, December 27th:  1:03 p.m. – 9:21 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Monday, December 30: 2:24 a.m. – 7:41 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Wednesday, January 1: 9:13 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

Friday, January 3 at 8:17 p.m. through Saturday, January 4 at 11:14 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Saturday, December 7 at 15:01 through Sunday, December 8 at 7:29 (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, December 10: 1:12 – 16:47 (Moon into Gemini)

Thursday, December 12: 5:12 – 23:23 (Moon into Cancer)

Saturday, December 14 at 15:57 through Monday, December 15 at 2:56 (Moon into Leo)

Monday, December 16 at 22:10 through Tuesday, December 17 at 7:16 (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, December 19: 8:07 – 10:04 (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, December 21: 11:45 – 12:57 (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, December 23: 3:27 – 16:34 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Wednesday, December 25: 11:18 – 21:45 (Moon into Capricorn) – SOLAR ECLIPSE

Friday, December 27 at 21:03 through Saturday, December 28 at 6:21 (Moon into Aquarius)

Monday, December 30: 10:24 – 15:41 (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, January 2: 5:13 – 7:00 (Moon into Aries)

Saturday, January 4: 4:17 – 19:14 (Moon into Taurus)

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In the Stars December 1-8, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week

The Sun continues to shine in sunny Sagittarius, and things look bright and hopeful. This first week of December is seemingly quiet on the planetary front, while at the same time Saturn is closing in on Pluto, growing toward their first exact powerful conjunction on January 12th.  Jupiter moves from Sagittarius to Capricorn tropically on Monday. In Sagittarius, Jupiter is strong in the sign it rules, while in Capricorn it is in its fall. However, from a sidereal/Vedic point of view Jupiter is in Sagittarius  and remains strong from that system’s viewpoint. Mars in Scorpio is ambitious, focused, and driven, and much can be accomplished while it is in this sign through January 3rd. Mercury is still in its shadow phase through December 7, so some of Mercury’s communication issues are still in effect for another week.

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The Sun and Moon are aligned in a benefic sextile on Sunday between the freedom signs of the zodiac: Sagittarius and Aquarius. Sunday is Jupiter’s last day in Sagittarius tropically. This would be a good day for a hike or outdoor adventure, and later, a social gathering. Host an open house and invite diverse friends. Get your holiday sparkle on.

On Monday the Moon is void of course all day from 4:27 a.m. through 11:11 p.m. PST. Stick to routine, inconsequential tasks. Monday is not a good day for meetings and decisions, although Mercury is in a benefic sextile with Pluto, so it is a good day for deep, transformative thinking and problem solving. Jupiter moves into Capricorn where it will reside until December 19, 2020. Jupiter’s shift is significant, as it has moved out of the sign it rules, Sagittarius, tropically, where it is strong, and into the sign of its fall, Capricorn, where it is weak. It is time to be much more prudent and conservative with financial matters.

Tuesday and Wednesday are sweet, inspiring days. A benefic Venus-Mars sextile is exact on Tuesday, encouraging a tender exploration of relationships or working on a creative project. The sensitive, compassionate Pisces Moon makes benefic aspects to Uranus, Mars, and Venus, and just one edgy aspect to the Sun on Tuesday. On Wednesday the Moon conjuncts Neptune, while also making benefic sextiles to Saturn and Pluto. These are compassionate, glorious days to give and receive love, blessings, and illumination.

Thursday morning is dreamy and indefinite, as the Moon is void of course in Pisces until 11:44 a.m. PST, when the Moon bounces into Aries. The Moon makes tense squares to Jupiter and Chiron. We may feel overextended and insecure, yet energized and hopeful. Spring into action, and all that you accomplish will lift your spirits.

The Aries Moon aligns in a benefic trine with the Sagittarius Sun on Friday, giving an enthusiastic feeling that all is well—and exciting. This positive aspect helps to balance the insecurity of a Moon-Venus square. Essentially, it is a dynamic Friday. Enjoy something merry, bright, and festive in the evening to celebrate the joy of the weekend.

The weekly lunar tension with the Saturn/Pluto conjunction colors Saturday, challenging us to balance our emotional energy that may feel overwhelming and gloomy. The Moon is void of course all day, so stick to routine tasks. This is NOT a day for holiday shopping; hold off the shopping until Sunday. Saturday would be a good day to decorate for the holidays and address greeting cards, after getting some vigorous exercise.

The Taurus Moon dawns with a thunderous clap Sunday morning, as this fixed earth Moon joins Uranus, the awakener. While the Taurus Moon draws us to what is practical and comfortable, planetary aspects broaden our vision. Sunday is full of planetary energy that is dreamy, expansive, idealistic, and inspiring. Make the most of the excellent potential of this day.

Monday the exalted Taurus Moon aligns with numerous planets, making for an active day. Mercury moves into Sagittarius, its sign of debilitation, through December 28th. Conversation flows easily, but there can be a tendency to exaggerate or say too much. This week is off to a rousing start.

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: Join with friends and get your holiday sparkle on.

Monday: Moon VoC all day, so focus on routine tasks. Jupiter into Capricorn for the next year.

Tuesday: Sweet, inspiring day.

Wednesday: Compassionate, glorious day to give and receive.

Thursday: Moon VoC until 11:44 a.m. PST. Then with Moon in Aries, spring into action.

Friday: A merry, bright, and festive day.

Saturday: Moon VoC all day; a bit gloomy and overwhelming. Not a good day for shopping. Address cards or decorate for the holidays.

Sunday: Practical yet dreamy, and comfortable, yet expansive wonderful day.

Monday: Rousing, active day. Plan to get a lot accomplished.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Capricorn (November 25-December 19, 2019)

  1. Focus on finances, and bring financial matters up to date.
  2. Prudence and conservation are the names of the financial games you may want to be playing.
  3. Get your portfolio in ship shape for the new year.
  4. Tighten your belt and save more.
  5. Be discerning in your love life.
  6. Host a social gathering for old and new business associates.
  7. Give to the needy poor.
  8. Prune your wardrobe.
  9. Select quality practical gifts of good value this season.
  10. Set goals to increase your business over time, especially in the coming year.

Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:                  

Monday, December 2: 4:27 a.m. – 11:11 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, December 5: 0:15 a.m. – 11:44 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Saturday, December 7: 7:01 a.m. – 11:29 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Monday, December 9 at 5:12 p.m. through Tuesday, December 10 at 8:47 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Wednesday, December 11 at 9:12 p.m. through Thursday, December 12 at 3:23 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Saturday, December 14: 7:57 a.m. – 7:56 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Monday, December 16: 2:10 p.m. – 11:16 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, December 19: 0:07 a.m. – 2:04 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, December 21: 3:45 a.m. – 4:57 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Sunday, December at 7:27 p.m. through Monday, December 23 at 8:34 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Wednesday, December 25th: 3:18 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.(Moon into Capricorn) – SOLAR ECLIPSE

Friday, December 27th:  1:03 p.m. – 9:21 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Monday, December 2 at 12:27 through Tuesday, December 3 at 8:11 (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, December 5: 8:15 – 19:44 (Moon into Aries)

Saturday, December 7 at 15:01 through Sunday, December 8 at 7:29 (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, December 10: 1:12 – 16:47 (Moon into Gemini)

Thursday, December 12: 5:12 – 23:23 (Moon into Cancer)

Saturday, December 14 at 15:57 through Monday, December 15 at 2:56 (Moon into Leo)

Monday, December 16 at 22:10 through Tuesday, December 17 at 7:16 (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, December 19: 8:07 – 10:04 (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, December 21: 11:45 – 12:57 (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, December 23: 3:27 – 16:34 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Wednesday, December 25th: 11:18 – 21:45 (Moon into Capricorn) – SOLAR ECLIPSE

Friday, December 27th at  21:03 through Saturday, December 28 at 6:21 (Moon into Aquarius)

 

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In the Stars November 25-December 1, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week: New Moon

Mercury is now direct, though in its shadow phase through December 7, so some of Mercury’s communication issues are still n effect until then. Last week Mars moved into Scorpio, its traditional ruler. Mars in Scorpio is ambitious, focused, and driven, and much can be accomplished while it is in this sign through January 3rd. The Sun now shines in sunny Sagittarius, and all seems brighter and more hopeful, while at the same time Saturn is closing in on Pluto, growing toward their first exact conjunction on January 12th. Venus ingresses into Capricorn on Monday, joining Saturn, Pluto, and Ceres in the practical cardinal earth sign, giving a serious and somber, yet strong tone to the season.

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Sunday is full of planetary alignments, some easy and delightful, and others edgy and challenging, making for an active day full of potential. I’ll be lecturing early that morning at the Vedic astrology conference in Sedona, Arizona on the symbolism of the Nakshatras, a system of 27 divisions of the Moon. A Venus-Jupiter conjunction fills us with hope and excitement about the coming holidays. A Mars-Uranus opposition pushes us toward something new and exciting; Mars-Uranus can also be impulsive and reckless, so slow down, and be careful and thoughtful.

The Moon is void of course all day Monday beginning at 9:30 a.m. PST. After a strong and determined start, focus on routine tasks, and don’t waste time on meetings and activities requiring decisions. Venus moves into Saturn-ruled Capricorn for the next month through December 20th. This may help us curb our holiday spending, and attune to reasonable and healthy limits.

A New Moon in upbeat Sagittarius on Tuesday ushers in the Thanksgiving holiday with good cheer. This New Moon at 4 degrees of Sagittarius is closely conjunct the asteroid Pallas Athena, which symbolizes strategy and wisdom. Since Sagittarius is not known for strategy, this New Moon can benefit by this alliance, enabling us to do some wise planning to reach our goals over the next month. The New Moon is inconjunct Uranus, an aspect that can reveal blind spots, and trine Chiron, the mentor and healer. At the same time a Venus-Jupiter conjunction trines Uranus. All these planets and aspects combine to make for a potent, creative, electric time, when wisdom, strategy, and esoteric wisdom can be accessed for good. We may wisely consider purchases and spending, and interactions with relations, especially helpful through the holidays.

Neptune is a strong player Wednesday, as it is stationary, turning direct, and making a challenging square to the Moon. We can be both inspired and confused. Neptune is also compassionate, which can be helpful during these holidays that we will spend with family and close friends. Strong Neptune calls us to be mindful of those less fortunate and in need.

Thanksgiving Day Thursday is chock full of positive aspects, though the Capricorn Moon casts a somewhat serious, discerning tone. Practical and sensible will most likely be the over-riding energy as this buoyant Jupiter’s Day (Jueves) is infused with planetary and earthly blessings.

On Friday, Black Friday, the Moon is not void of course until late in the day at 8:00 pm. PST, so unlike the last few years with void Moons all day, this Black Friday is clear for shopping and getting things done. The Moon is conjunct Saturn and Pluto, a combination in Capricorn that will hold us to prudent spending. It would also be a good day to dive deep into a challenging project. Although the day is demanding, all aspects are powerful and useful. Make the most of this opportune day.

Saturday morning’s void Moon can serve well as good energy for Thanksgiving clean-up, putting the house in order, and decorating for the holidays. At 12:13 p.m. PST the Moon glides into friendly air sign Aquarius. Expect something surprising and different Saturday evening such as meeting someone new, as the Moon makes an active square to Uranus.

The Sun and Moon are aligned in a benefic sextile on Sunday between the freedom signs of the zodiac: Sagittarius and Aquarius. Sunday is Jupiter’s last day in Sagittarius. This would be a good day for a hike or outdoor adventure, and later, a social gathering. Host an open house and invite diverse friends. Get your holiday sparkle on.

On Monday the Moon is void of course all day from 4:27 a.m. through 11:11 p.m. PST. Stick to routine, inconsequential tasks. Monday is not a good day for meetings and decisions, although Mercury is in a benefic sextile with Pluto, so it is a good day for deep, transformative thinking and problem solving. Jupiter moves into Capricorn where it will reside until December 20, 2020. Jupiter’s shift is significant as it has moved out of the sign it rules, Sagittarius, where it is strong, and into the sign of its fall, Capricorn, where it is weak. It is time to be much more prudent and conservative with financial matters.

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: Busy day infused with possibility and creativity. Go slow and be mindful.

Monday: Moon VoC all day. Attend to routine tasks and refrain from meetings and activities requiring connections and decisions.

Tuesday: Buoyant New Moon in Sagittarius. Plan wisely and strategically for the holidays and month ahead.

Wednesday: Neptune turns direct. The day can be confusing, compassionate, and inspiring.

Thursday: Thanksgiving Day is infused with practicality, compassion, and ease. Count your blessings.

Friday: Dive deep into a challenging project.

Saturday: Lazy morning under a void Moon. Afternoon and evening framed for friendship—and surprise.

Sunday: Join with friends and get your holiday sparkle on.

Monday: Moon VoC all day, so focus on routine tasks. Jupiter into Capricorn for the next year.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Capricorn (November 25-December 19, 2019)

  1. Focus on finances, and bring financial matters up to date.
  2. Prudence and conservation are the names of the financial games you may want to be playing.
  3. Get your portfolio in ship shape for the new year.
  4. Tighten your belt and save more.
  5. Be discerning in your love life.
  6. Host a social gathering for old and new business associates.
  7. Give to the needy poor.
  8. Prune your wardrobe.
  9. Select quality practical gifts of good value this season.
  10. Set goals to increase your business over time, especially in the coming year.

Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:                  

Monday, November 25 at 9:30 a.m. through Tuesday, November 26 at 0:11 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, November 28: 2:50 a.m. – 4:33 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Friday, November 29 at 7:57 p.m. through Saturday, November 30 at 12:13 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Monday, December 2: 4:27 a.m. – 11:11 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, December 5: 0:15 a.m. – 11:44 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Saturday, December 7: 7:01 a.m. – 11:29 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Monday, December 9 at 5:12 p.m. through Tuesday, December 10 at 8:47 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Wednesday, December 11 at 9:12 p.m. through Thursday, December 12 at 3:23 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Saturday, December 14: 7:57 a.m. – 7:56 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Monday, December 16: 2:10 p.m. – 11:16 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, December 19: 0:07 a.m. – 2:04 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, December 21: 3:45 a.m. – 4:57 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Sunday, December 22 at 7:27 p.m. through Monday, December 23 at 8:34 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Monday, November 25 at 17:30 through Tuesday, November 26 at 8:11 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, November 28: 10:50 – 12:33 (Moon into Capricorn)

Friday, November 29 at 15:57 through Saturday, November 30 at 20:13 (Moon into Aquarius)

Monday, December 2 at 12:27 through Tuesday, December 3 at 8:11 (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, December 5: 8:15 – 19:44 (Moon into Aries)

Saturday, December 7 at 15:01 through Sunday, December 8 at 7:29 (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, December 10: 1:12 – 16:47 (Moon into Gemini)

Thursday, December 12: 5:12 – 23:23 (Moon into Cancer)

Saturday, December 14 at 15:57  through Monday, December 15 at 2:56 (Moon into Leo)

Monday, December 16 at 22:10 through Tuesday, December 17 at 7:16 (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, December 19: 8:07 – 10:04 (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, December 21: 11:45 – 12:57 (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, December 23: 3:27 –  16:34 (Moon into Sagittarius)

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In the Stars November 17-24, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week

Several planets make shifts this week. Mars moves into Scorpio tropically on Monday. Mars is the traditional ruler of Scorpio, so it is strong in this sign. Mars in Scorpio is ambitious, focused, and driven, and much can be accomplished while it is in this sign through January 3rd. Mercury turns direct on November 20th, Communication will begin to clear, though Mercury will be in its shadow phase through December 7, so until then there will still be some of the Mercury communication issues in effect. The Sun moves into sunny Sagittarius on Thursday, November 21. All will seem much brighter and more hopeful. Get ready to party!

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After a comfortable, homey Sunday morning, there is a short void Moon period from 12:14 p.m. – 1:57 p.m., and then the Moon bounces into playful Leo. Afternoon and evening energies are edgy and irritable, though energized and creative as the Moon squares Mars and Uranus. These can be reckless aspects, so slow down and be mindful with words and action.

Start the week off with vigorous exercise and exuberance. The Leo Moon loves creativity, play, and children. Make it a fun day! Mars moves into the sign of Scorpio on Monday. Mars is the traditional ruler of Scorpio, so it is especially strong in this sign where it resides through January 3rd. We move toward what we desire with confidence.

Make the most of a sunny, energetic morning on Tuesday. Downshift at 1:11 p.m. PST when the Moon makes its last aspect and becomes void of course, until 5:54 p.m. PST when it moves into Virgo. During the time when the Moon is void focus on routine tasks, and don’t waste your time on meetings or decisions that will likely seem unsatisfactory later. The evening hours are energized by a benefic Moon-Mars aspect which compels us to complete the tasks of the day.

Mercury goes direct on Wednesday, so communication will start to clear. If you have been waiting to sign contracts (which is best when Mercury is retrograde), then now you can commit to agreements and closure, though it might be even better to wait until Mercury is out of its shadow period December 7th. The Moon is in Virgo, the mutable earth sign that calls us to clean up and get organized. This is a busy day, with the Moon making numerous positive aspects to inner and outer planets. Make this day count; dig in and get a lot accomplished.

Thursday is another day framed for getting organized, though it holds some challenging energy. We may overextend ourselves and feel stressed. Just do what you can do, and don’t fret over what can’t be done. You can relax later in the evening when the Moon moves into Libra.

The Sun moves from Scorpio to Sagittarius early Friday morning. Hopefully you have experienced adequate solitude while the Sun was in Scorpio, as now it’s time to party. Get your dancing shoes on! The Moon is in Libra. Make Friday evening glorious, elegant, and satisfying.

Saturday is the day of this week that the Moon makes an edgy alignment with Saturn and Pluto. While we are pushed out of our comfort zones, we can lean into our work and be more mindful of our relationships. Challenge yourself to work hard during the day, and then catch the good energies of benefic planets for a divine evening. Plan on fine dining Saturday evening with people who uplift you.

Sunday is full of planetary alignments, some easy and delightful, and others edgy and challenging, making for an active day full of potential. I’ll be lecturing early that morning at the Vedic astrology conference in Sedona, Arizona on the Nakshatras, a system of 27 divisions of the Moon, and their symbolic meanings. A Venus-Jupiter conjunction fills us with hope and excitement about the coming holidays. A Mars-Uranus opposition pushes us toward something new and exciting; it can also be impulsive and reckless, so slow down, and be careful and thoughtful.

The Moon is void of course all day Monday beginning at 9:30 a.m. PST. After a strong and determined start, focus on routine tasks, and don’t waste time on meetings and activities requiring decisions. Venus moves into Saturn-ruled Capricorn for the next month through December 20th. This may help us curb our holiday spending, and attune to reasonable limits.

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: Comfortable morning, followed by Moon VoC 12:14 p.m. – 1:57 p.m. Edgy energies abound afternoon and evening. Exercise caution!

Monday: Fun, exuberant day.

Tuesday: Sunny morning, followed by a Moon void period 1:11 p.m. – 5:54 p.m. PST. Energy picks up in the evening to get things done.

Wednesday: Get organized. Mercury moves direct, out of retrograde. Communication begins to clear and we can move forward with plans and ideas we have re-thought.

Thursday: Another day to put your life in order, though you may feel overextended.

Friday: Sun into Sagittarius. Glorious day!

Saturday: Lean in and work with challenges until evening, when it’s time for pleasure.

Sunday: Busy day infused with hope and possibility, as well as impulsiveness and creativity. Go slow and be mindful.

Monday: Moon VoC all day. Attend to routine tasks and refrain from meetings and activities requiring connections and decisions.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Sagittarius (October 31-November 25)

  1. Invite someone to dinner from a different ethnic culture.
  2. Plan your next long-distance trip (or make a wish list).
  3. Read a book about a far-away country, culture, or religion.
  4. Expand your knowledge of metaphysics.
  5. Write!
  6. Visit a religious art exhibit.
  7. Explore a philosophy through a book, book-on-tape, or a lecture.
  8. Take a hike (Sagittarius rules the thighs).
  9. Express appreciation to your in-laws.
  10. Venus in Sagittarius is idealistic in love: read some love poems that transport you to the ideal!

Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:                  

Sunday, November 17: 12:14 p.m. – 1:57 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Tuesday, November 19: 1:11 p.m. -5:54 p.m.  (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, November 21: 7:31 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, November 23: 6:49 p.m. -9:58 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, November 25 at 9:30 a.m. through Tuesday, November 26 at 0:11 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, November 28: 2:50 a.m. – 4:33 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Friday, November 29 at 7:57 p.m. through Saturday, November 30 at 12:13 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Monday, December 2: 4:27 a.m. – 11:11 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, December 5: 0:15 a.m. – 11:44 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Saturday, December 7: 7:01 a.m. – 11:29 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Monday, December 9 at 5:12 p.m. through Tuesday, December 10 at 8:47 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Wednesday, December 11 at 9:12 p.m. through Thursday, December 12 at 3:23 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Saturday, December 14: 7:57 a.m. – 7:56 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Sunday, November 17: 20:14 – 21:57 (Moon into Leo)

Tuesday, November 19: 1:11 p.m. – 5:54 p.m.  (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, November 21: 7:31 p.m. – 8:20 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, November 23: 6:49 p.m. – 9:58 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, November 25 at 17:30 through Tuesday, November 26 at 8:11 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, November 28: 10:50 – 12:33 (Moon into Capricorn)

Friday, November 29 at 15:57 through Saturday, November 30 at 20:13 (Moon into Aquarius)

Monday, December 2 at 12:27 through Tuesday, December 3 at 8:11 (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, December 5: 8:15 – 19:44 (Moon into Aries)

Saturday, December 7 at 15:01 through Sunday, December 8 at 7:29 (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, December 10: 1:12 – 16:47 (Moon into Gemini)

Thursday, December 12: 5:12 – 23:23 (Moon into Cancer)

Saturday, December 14 at 15:57  through Monday, December 15 at 2:56 (Moon into Leo)

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In the Stars November 10-17, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon

Review, re-think, re-imagine, and re-do; Mercury continues retrograde now until it turns direct on November 20th. Check your written work and communication twice, as we are prone to mistakes when Mercury is retrograde. When mix-ups happen, be patient and forgiving. Saturn and Neptune made their last benefic sextile on Friday, November 8th, marrying vision with practicality, the limitless and the limited; the positive energy of the alignment carries us forward. The Sun continues to shine in Scorpio, drawing us into its symbolism of transformation and deep change. Go deep and ponder your challenges and desires, and commit to change that is calling to you.

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An early Sunday morning Moon-Jupiter trine in fire signs, coupled with a Moon-Mars opposition, calls for an early morning hike or run. Get going and get moving. The Moon is void of course all day until 3:18 p.m. PST when it moves into Taurus. After you have exercised vigorously, set about tending to routine tasks. In the evening, set a beautiful table, and enjoy a delicious dinner. Use the grounded, practical energy of the Taurus Moon to help you get prepared for the work week ahead.

Mercury conjuncts the Sun on Monday, marking the midpoint of Mercury’s retrograde motion. Hidden information may be revealed. The practical, earthy Taurus Moon makes benefic aspects to Saturn and Neptune, anchoring new ideas and planting seeds for future harvesting.

A potent, exalted Taurus Moon reaches it fullness on Tuesday. The Full Moon is energized by benefic trines to Saturn and Pluto in the early morning, grounding us in strong, practical, discerning work. Mars makes a benefic sextile to Jupiter, giving us a big dose of energy and optimism. Even though the Moon is void of course all day, much can be accomplished, so make the most of the opportune alignments.

Wednesday is packed with dynamic, weighty benefic alignments. The Sun sextiles Pluto, giving powerful energy for the day. Focus, vision, constructive conversations, and problem solving come easy, thanks to Mercury’s benefic sextiles to Saturn and Mercury.

Imagination, idealism, and curiosity abound on Thursday. We want to talk and spin dreams. Allow your imagination to soar, and indulge yourself with conversation, exploration, and learning. This is a day to go to browse a bookstore, explore a museum, or sign up for a class. Connect with siblings.

Friday’s Cancer Moon draws us toward comfort, caring, and family. We are energized by a Moon-Mars trine, expanded by a Moon-Jupiter opposition, challenged emotionally by a Moon-Chiron square, and awakened to something surprising by a Moon-Uranus sextile. Friday is an active day with many possibilities.

Saturday is the day of the week when the Moon aspects the tightening Saturn-Pluto conjunction; on this day the Cancer Moon is in opposition to Saturn and Pluto, which could bring stormy weather emotionally. When the Moon is drawn into close alignment with Saturn and Pluto each week as it is on Saturday, we are wound tighter, and may be more fearful and concerned. The Cancer Moon forms a Grand Water Trine with Mercury (in Scorpio) and Neptune (in Pisces), enabling us to handle difficult situations with poise and self-control.

After a comfortable, homey morning, there is a short void Moon period from 12:14 p.m. – 1:57 p.m., and then the Moon bounces into playful Leo. Afternoon and evening energies are edgy and irritable, though energized and creative as the Moon squares Mars and Uranus. These can be reckless aspects, so slow down and be mindful with words and action.

Start the week off with vigorous exercise and exuberance. The Leo Moon loves creativity, play, and children. Make it a fun day!

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: Get going and get exercise. Tend to routine tasks while the Moon is VoC 6:00 a.m. – 3:18 p.m. PST. Delight your senses with a beautiful dinner.

Monday: New ideas may be uncovered and generated. Plant seeds for future harvesting.

Tuesday: Exalted Full Moon in Taurus. Powerful, energetic day for practical work and accomplishment.

Wednesday: Dynamic day for strong work. Focus and imagination combine to enable good problem solving.

Thursday: Imaginative, idealistic, curious day for learning, conversing, and exploring.

Friday: Active day full of possibility and surprise, with a focus on comfort.

Saturday: Stormy Saturday, yet we can handle tough emotional issues with grace.

Sunday: Comfortable morning, followed by Moon VoC 12:14 p.m. – 1:57 p.m. Edgy energies abound afternoon and evening. Exercise caution!

Monday: Fun, exuberant day.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Sagittarius (October 31-November 20)

  1. Invite someone to dinner from a different ethnic culture.
  2. Plan your next long-distance trip (or make a wish list).
  3. Read a book about a far-away country, culture, or religion.
  4. Expand your knowledge of metaphysics.
  5. Write!
  6. Visit a religious art exhibit.
  7. Explore a philosophy through a book, book-on-tape, or a lecture.
  8. Take a hike (Sagittarius rules the thighs).
  9. Express appreciation to your in-laws.
  10. Venus in Sagittarius is idealistic in love: read some love poems that transport you to the ideal!

Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:                  

Sunday, November 10: 6:00 a.m. – 3:18 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, November 12 at 7:48 a.m. through Wednesday, November 13 at 0:46 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, November 15: 3:40 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, November 17: 12:14 p.m. – 1:57 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Tuesday, November 19: 1:11 p.m. -5:54 p.m.  (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, November 21: 7:31 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, November 23: 6:49 p.m. -9:58 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, November 25 at 9:30 a.m. through Tuesday, November 26 at 0:11 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, November 28: 2:50 a.m. – 4:33 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Friday, November 29 at 7:57 p.m. through Saturday, November 30 at 12:13 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Monday, December 2: 4:27 a.m. – 11:11 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, December 5: 0:15 a.m. – 11:44 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Saturday, December 7: 7:01 a.m. – 11:29 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Sunday, November 10: 14:00 – 23:18 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, November 12 at 15:48 through Wednesday, November 13 at 8:46 (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, November 15: 11:40 – 16:15 (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, November 17: 20:14 – 21:57 (Moon into Leo)

Tuesday, November 19: 1:11 p.m. – 5:54 p.m.  (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, November 21: 7:31 p.m. – 8:20 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, November 23: 6:49 p.m. – 9:58 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, November 25 at 17:30 through Tuesday, November 26 at 8:11 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, November 28: 10:50 – 12:33 (Moon into Capricorn)

Friday, November 29 at 15:57 through Saturday, November 30 at 20:13 (Moon into Aquarius)

Monday, December 2 at 12:27 through Tuesday, December 3 at 8:11 (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, December 5: 8:15 – 19:44 (Moon into Aries)

Saturday, December 7 at 15:01 through Sunday, December 8 at 7:29 (Moon into Taurus)

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In the Stars November 3-10, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week

Mercury is retrograde now until it turns direct on November 20th. When Mercury is retrograde, it is time to re-think, re-work, re-imagine, and re-do. Check your written work and communication twice, as we are prone to mistakes when Mercury is retrograde. When mix-ups happen, be patient and forgiving. Saturn and Neptune perfect into a benefic sextile this week, exact on Friday, marrying vision with practicality, the limitless and the limited. The Sun continues to shine in Scorpio, drawing us into its symbolism of transformation and deep change. Go deep and ponder your challenges and desires, and commit to change that is calling to you.

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On Sunday Juno, the asteroid that symbolizes the mate, or partnership, moves into Libra, the sign that symbolizes relationship, for a ten-month stay. The focus is now on partnership and commitment. The Moon is in fixed air sign Aquarius, a day framed for friendship. A Moon-Venus sextile colors the day pleasant and satisfying. A Moon-Uranus square may make for creative, diverse discussions of socio-political issues among friends.

Ideas abound on Monday, with the inventive Aquarius Moon energized by a trine from Mars. Engage with friends and colleagues, and marvel at the solutions you generate by the end of the day.

The Moon is void of course for most of Tuesday until 3:08 p.m. PST when the Moon moves into Pisces. When the Moon is VoC focus on routine tasks, and do not waste your time on meetings, shopping, or activities which call for decisions, as our judgement is not clear. The aspect of the day is explosive Mars-square-Pluto. Let off steam with some vigorous exercise. Proceed with caution, as conflict may be quick to flare up, and your feathers can be easily ruffled.

Wednesday is a dreamy, inspiring day when all seems right with the world. The Sun and Moon align in a benefic trine. The Moon dances with Neptune in conjunction. We are tender and compassionate. Give generously and do a random act of kindness.

Thursday, Jupiter’s Day (Jueves) offers another inspiring, imaginative day. The Moon makes benefic aspects to Pluto and Mercury, drawing us into our work and the tasks before us. The Moon goes void of course at 5:13 p.m. PST, inviting us to pull back and enjoy a relaxing evening. The cosmic energies set a perfect stage for the monthly Sonoma Art Walk. Or enjoy a beautiful dinner and watch a movie.

Friday is a glorious day, colored against the backdrop of a zesty Aries Moon. Saturn perfects to sextile Neptune, and the Sun makes benefic aspects to this practical, common sense alignment. We are able to manifest dreams, and honor healthy limits. The Moon and Venus form a loving trine to top off this magnificent day. Make this day count!

Saturday calls for action. The dynamic, fiery Aries Moon makes edgy squares to Saturn and Pluto in its weekly alignment with this powerful conjunction. We may feel uncomfortably pushed or limited; leaning in and working hard is the best response. It’s not a lazy Saturday. An exact Mercury-Pluto sextile can help us solve deep problems and think things through that puzzle us.

An early morning Moon-Jupiter trine in fire signs, coupled with a Moon-Mars opposition, calls for an early morning hike or run. Get going and get moving. The Moon is void of course all day until 3:18 p.m. PST when it moves into Taurus. After you have exercised vigorously, set about tending to routine tasks. In the evening, set a beautiful table, and enjoy a delicious dinner. Use the grounded, practical energy of the Taurus Moon to help you get prepared for the work week ahead.

Mercury conjuncts the Sun Monday, marking the midpoint of Mercury’s retrograde motion. Hidden information may be revealed. The practical, earthy Taurus Moon makes benefic aspects to Saturn and Neptune, anchoring new ideas and planting seeds for future harvesting.

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: Partnership and friendship highlighted. Conversations are diverse in thought.

Monday: Engage with colleagues; ideas flow and solutions can be found.

Tuesday: Proceed with caution throughout this volatile day. Moon VoC until 3:08 p.m. PST. Handle routine tasks. 

Wednesday: Inspiring day; all is well. Do a random act of kindness.

Thursday: Imaginative, creative, productive day. Moon VoC at 5:13 p.m. PST. Relax and unwind in the evening.

Friday: Glorious, productive, inspiring day. Make it count!

Saturday: Edgy day to work hard, and solve deep problems.

Sunday: Get going and get exercise. Tend to routine tasks. Moon is VoC 6:00 a.m. – 3:18 p.m. PST. Delight your senses with a beautiful dinner.

Monday: New ideas may be uncovered and generated. Plant seeds for future harvesting.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Sagittarius (October 31-November 20)

  1. Invite someone to dinner from a different ethnic culture.
  2. Plan your next long-distance trip (or make a wish list).
  3. Read a book about a far-away country, culture, or religion.
  4. Expand your knowledge of metaphysics.
  5. Write!
  6. Visit a religious art exhibit.
  7. Explore a philosophy through a book, book-on-tape, or a lecture.
  8. Take a hike (Sagittarius rules the thighs).
  9. Express appreciation to your in-laws.
  10. Venus in Sagittarius is idealistic in love: read some love poems that transport you to the ideal!

Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:                  

Saturday, November 2 at 10:46 p.m. through Sunday, November 3 at 3:19 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Tuesday, November 5: 6:37 a.m. – 3:08 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, November 7 at 5:13 p.m. through Friday, November 8 at 3:49 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Sunday, November 10: 6:00 a.m. – 3:18 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, November 12 at 7:48 a.m. through Wednesday, November 13 at 0:46 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, November 15: 3:40 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, November 17: 12:14 p.m. – 1:57 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Tuesday, November 19: 1:11 p.m. -5:54 p.m.  (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, November 21: 7:31 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, November 23: 6:49 p.m. -9:58 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, November 25 at 9:30 a.m. through Tuesday, November 26 at 0:11 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, November 28: 2:50 a.m. – 4:33 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Friday, November 29 at 7:57 p.m. through Saturday, November 30 at 12:13 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Sunday, November 3: 6:46 – 11:19 (Moon into Aquarius)

Tuesday, November 5: 14:37 – 23:08 (Moon into Pisces)

Friday, November 8: 1:13 – 11:49 (Moon into Aries)

Sunday, November 10: 14:00 – 23:18 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, November 12 at 15:48 through Wednesday, November 13 at 8:46 (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, November 15: 11:40 – 16:15 (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, November 17: 20:14 – 21:57 (Moon into Leo)

Tuesday, November 19: 1:11 p.m. – 5:54 p.m.  (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, November 21: 7:31 p.m. – 8:20 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, November 23: 6:49 p.m. – 9:58 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, November 25 at 17:30 through Tuesday, November 26 at 8:11 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, November 28: 10:50 – 12:33 (Moon into Capricorn)

Friday, November 29 at 15:57 through Saturday, November 30 at 20:13 (Moon into Aquarius)

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In the Stars October 27-November 3, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week

Blog delayed due to Northern California Wildfires:

Dear Readers. The wildfires are about an hour north of where I live. I am grateful that my home is not in imminent danger, and also that we have had power during this time when most towns in Sonoma and even Marin Counties have had power shut-offs. Even though I had power, I had no internet connection. Yesterday I drove to Marin County to post my blog, but all of the places where I could have normally accessed the internet were shut down. Marin County was a ghost town, like much of Sonoma County. At last, I finally found a solution, and here it is. My heart goes out to the thousands who have been evacuated, to all who have experiences loss from the prolonged power outages, and to those who have lost their homes. Let’s all pray for rain for California.

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The Sun continues to shine in Scorpio, drawing us into its symbolism of transformation and deep change. Take time out of your demanding life to go deep and ponder your challenges and desires. The beginning of the week is the time to wrap up travel plans and contracts before Mercury goes retrograde on Thursday, October 31, for three weeks.

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The Moon is void of course on Sunday until 1:20 p.m. PDT when it slips into the deep waters of Scorpio. Mars squares Saturn, another irritating, edgy aspect. Stay focused and patient to glide through the rough edges that you may encounter. The Scorpio Moon joins the Sun at 8:38 p.m. PDT to form a New Moon, and this lunation is exactly opposite to unpredictable Uranus. Surprises will be revealed.

Feelings run deep and passionate as the Moon stirs in Scorpio on Monday. Several benefic aspects invite focused work where magic can take place. With the Sun opposite Uranus, expect a day full of surprises.

Tuesday is pleasant, sweet, and easy, highlighted by lunar conjunctions to Venus and Mercury in the morning. The Moon is void of course from 10:34 a.m. to 2:56 p.m. PDT, when it bounces into sunny Sagittarius. Hold meetings early in the day, and attend to routine tasks during the hours the Moon is void.

Enjoy another upbeat day on Wednesday. We may want to wander off and lose ourselves in an art gallery or a walk in the woods. And why not? Sometimes we just need to take time out and explore the world around us. The world looks sunny and bright.

Mercury makes a station, turning retrograde for the next three weeks on Thursday at 8:42 a.m. PDT. After the Moon makes an optimistic conjunction with Jupiter at 7:29 a.m. PDT, the Moon is void of course all day until 7:38 p.m. PDT. Thursday’s energies make for uncertainty and lack of definition and clarity. Open to the mystery of the day, and be patient with fluctuations and mistakes.

We are upbeat on Friday as we attend to our duties. Venus moves into freedom-loving Sagittarius. Benefic lunar aspects to the Sun and Uranus give vitality and invite us into new spaces.

Saturday is a day for serious hard work. There are numerous aspects, both challenging and benefic, making for an active day.  Lean in and make the most of this day that demands productivity and results.

On Sunday Juno, the asteroid that symbolizes the mate, or partnership, moves into Libra, the sign that symbolizes relationship, for a ten-month stay. The focus is now on partnership and commitment. The Moon is in fixed air sign Aquarius, a day framed for friendship. A Moon-Venus sextile colors the day pleasant and satisfying. A Moon-Uranus square may make for creative, diverse discussion of socio-political ideas among friends.

Ideas abound on Monday, with the inventive Aquarius Moon energized by a trine from Mars. Engage with friends and colleagues, and marvel at the solutions you generate by the end of the day.

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: New Moon in Scorpio. Edgy, irritating, unpredictable day.

Monday: Work hard, and expect magic to unfold.

Tuesday: Sweet, pleasant day. Moon VoC 10:34 a.m. – 2:56 p.m. PDT.

Wednesday: Upbeat day. Allow yourself some freedom and time for exploration.

Thursday: Mercury goes retrograde until November 20th. Moon is VoC all day 7:29 a.m. – 7:38 p.m. PDT. Hold off on decisions, and be patient with meanderings and mistakes.

Friday: Upbeat day with vitality for accomplishment.

Saturday: Work hard and be productive.

Sunday: Partnership and friendship highlighted. Conversations are diverse in thought.

Monday: Engage with colleagues; ideas flow and solutions can be found.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Sagittarius (October 31-November 20)

1. Invite someone to dinner from a different ethnic culture.
2. Plan your next long-distance trip (or make a wish list).
3. Read a book about a far-away country, culture, or religion.
4. Expand your knowledge of metaphysics.
5. Write!
6. Visit a religious art exhibit.
7. Explore a philosophy through a book, book-on-tape, or a lecture.
8. Take a hike (Sagittarius rules the thighs).

9. Express appreciation to your in-laws.
10. Venus in Sagittarius is idealistic in love: read some love poems that transport you to the ideal!

Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:                  

Sunday, October 27: 1:22 a.m. – 1:29 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Tuesday, October 29: 10:34 a.m. – 2:58 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, October 31: 7:29 a.m. – 7:38 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Saturday, November 2 at 10:46 p.m. through Sunday, November 3 at 3:19 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Tuesday, November 5: 6:37 a.m. – 3:08 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, November 7 at 5:13 p.m. through Friday, November 8 at 3:49 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Sunday, November 10: 6:00 a.m. – 3:18 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, November 12 at 7:48 a.m. through Wednesday, November 13 at 0:46 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, November 15: 3:40 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, November 17: 12:14 p.m. – 1:57 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Tuesday, November 19: 1:11 p.m. -5:54 p.m.  (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, November 21: 7:31 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, November 23: 6:49 p.m. -9:58 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Sunday, October 27: 9:22 – 19:29 (Moon into Scorpio)

Tuesday, October 29: 18:34 – 22:58 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, October 31: 15:29 through Friday, November 1 at 15:38 (Moon into Capricorn)

Sunday, November 3: 6:46 – 11:19 (Moon into Aquarius)

Tuesday, November 5: 14:37 – 23:08 (Moon into Pisces)

Friday, November 8: 1:13 – 11:49 (Moon into Aries)

Sunday, November 10: 14:00 – 23:18 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, November 12 at 15:48 through Wednesday, November 13 at 8:46 (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, November 15: 11:40 – 16:15 (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, November 17: 20:14 – 21:57 (Moon into Leo)

Tuesday, November 19: 1:11 p.m. – 5:54 p.m.  (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, November 21: 7:31 p.m. – 8:20 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, November 23: 6:49 p.m. -9:58 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

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In the Stars October 20-27, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week: New Moon

The Sun moves into Scorpio on Wednesday, symbolizing transformation and deep change. Wrap up projects during this week’s last quarter Moon before the New Moon on Sunday. Draw inward this coming month while the Moon is in Scorpio. Curl up by the fireplace and read or watch a movie, and disengage from your busy daily life. Replenish yourself now, in preparation for the holiday season ahead when the Sun is in social Sagittarius.

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The Moon is in Cancer on Sunday, focusing us on home and family. Sunday is an active day of planetary activity. The main theme is attention to relationships, supported by a benefic Venus-Saturn sextile. We are encouraged to shore up our finances. This is a good day to lean into home improvement projects.

Monday morning will likely be a slow start with the Moon void of course from 5:39 a.m.to 9:29 a.m. PDT. You may want to catch a little extra sleep. Then, at 9:29 a.m. PDT the Moon jumps into enthusiastic, playful Leo. A romantic Venus-Neptune trine heightens our imagination and elevates our inspiration. Our preferences may be challenged by a square of Mars to the Moon’s nodes.

The buoyant, exuberant Leo Moon sextiles Mars early Tuesday morning, and pushes us to get up early and get going with vigorous exercise. With the Moon in a benefic trine to Jupiter, we feel that we are on top of the world, and can accomplish almost anything. Make this a fun and joyful day!

The Sun moves into Scorpio on Wednesday, the zodiacal sign symbolizing death, rebirth, and transformation. Scorpio is a fixed water sign, drawing us deep into the mysteries of life and death. During this next month, we will want a lot of solitude to ponder our lives, essential in preparation for the busy, outgoing holiday season in the sign of Sagittarius that follows. The Moon is void of course all morning, so don’t expect too much to happen until the Moon shifts into Virgo at 12:30 p.m. PDT. Then it is time to get organized and get moving. The Moon makes benefic aspects to the Sun and Uranus. Lot of things can happen, including a few surprises.

Seize the day Thursday to put your life in order. Attend to details and grab the grounding energy to get organized and handle unfinished business. The planets are aligned to foster cleanliness, order, and transformation.

Make sure that your work obligations are fulfilled before Friday. The Moon is void of course from 6:00 a.m. through 1:20 p.m. PDT. These hours are good for wrapping up details, reading, or handling routine tasks. The Moon moves into Libra at 1:20 p.m. PDT, so if you still need to have an essential meeting, this would be the time for it. By evening, we want to take it easy and have a relaxed, gracious, social time.

The Moon in Libra on Saturday wants peace and harmony, but this is hard to come by with the Moon’s hard aspects to difficult planets (conjunct Mars, and square Saturn and Pluto). We can easily feel irritated and frustrated, if not angry. I think the best way of dealing with hard aspects is to lean into your work and projects, and to challenge yourself physically with vigorous exercise. Make patience and kindness your mantras. The Moon is dark, so take some solitude, which can be helpful with the challenging energies.

The Moon is void of course on Sunday until 1:20 p.m. PDT when it slips into the deep waters of Scorpio. Mars squares Saturn, another irritating, edgy aspect. Stay focused and patient to glide through the rough edges that you may encounter. The Scorpio Moon joins the Sun at 8:38 p.m. PDT to form a New Moon, and this lunation is exactly opposite to unpredictable Uranus. Surprises will be revealed.

Feelings and passions run deep as the Moon stirs in Scorpio on Monday. Several benefic aspects invite hard work where magic can take place. With the Sun opposite Uranus, expect a day full of surprises.

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: Attend to financial matters and home improvement projects.

Monday: Fun, beautiful day after a slow start. Yet, we can feel challenged.

Tuesday: Exuberant, joyful day. Get going early with vigorous exercise.

Wednesday: Sun moves into Scorpio. Moon VoC 2:14 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT when it moves into Virgo, and then it is time to put your life in order.

Thursday: Put your life in good order.

Friday: Moon VoC 6:00 a.m. – 1:20 p.m. PDT. Finish projects and stick to routine tasks. Friday evening invites social time with the beloved and close friends.

Saturday: Make patience and kindness your mantras as you face the irritations and challenges of the day. Get vigorous exercise.

Sunday: New Moon in Scorpio. Edgy, irritating, unpredictable day.

Monday: Work hard, and expect magic and surprise to unfold.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Scorpio (October 8-November 1)

  1. Love deeply.
  2. Write a poem to express your deep feelings.
  3. Review your investments and research options
  4. Make a commitment to increase your savings and investments.
  5. Listen to provocative music that taps into deep feelings.
  6. Purge your stuff and give things away.
  7. Get a massage.
  8. Listen deeply, and say only what is necessary.
  9. Read a deep, transformative biography, or a mystery.
  10. Take some solitude.

Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:                  

Monday, October 21: 5:39 a.m. – 9:29 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, October 23: 2:14 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Friday, October 25: 8:00 a.m. – 1:20 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Sunday, October 27: 1:22 a.m. – 1:29 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Tuesday, October 29: 10:34 a.m. – 2:58 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, October 31: 7:29 a.m. – 7:38 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Saturday, November 2 at 10:46 p.m. through Sunday, November 3 at 3:19 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Tuesday, November 5: 6:37 a.m. – 3:08 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, November 7 at 5:13 p.m. through Friday, November 8 at 3:49 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Sunday, November 10: 6:00 a.m. – 3:18 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, November 12 at 7:48 a.m. through Wednesday, November 13 at 0:46 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, November 15: 3:40 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, November 17: 12:14 p.m. – 1:57 p.m. (Moon into Leo

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Monday, October 21: 13:39 – 17:29 (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, October 23: 10:14 – 22:30 (Moon into Virgo)

Friday, October 25: 16:00 – 19:20 (Moon into Libra)

Sunday, October 27: 9:22 – 19:29 (Moon into Scorpio)

Tuesday, October 29: 18:34 – 22:58 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, October 31: 15:29 through Friday, November 1 at 15:38 (Moon into Capricorn)

Sunday, November 3: 6:46 – 11:19 (Moon into Aquarius)

Tuesday, November 5: 14:37  – 23:08 (Moon into Pisces)

Friday, November 8: 1:13 – 11:49  (Moon into Aries)

Sunday, November 10: 14:00  – 23:18 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, November 12 at 15:48 through Wednesday, November 13 at 8:46 (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, November 15: 11:40  – 16:15 (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, November 17: 20:14 – 21:57 (Moon into Leo

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In the Stars October 13-20, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon

For one last week the Sun shines in Libra, the sign symbolizing relationship, balance, fairness, and beauty. We want to participate in social affairs, especially at this time. Libra is an action-oriented cardinal sign. Continue to set things in motion, as when the Sun moves into Scorpio next week, it will be time to consolidate and complete projects, and turn inward.

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A tight T-square is formed by Sunday’s Full Moon that squares the Saturn-Pluto conjunction; these aspects may be edgy and challinging. The North and South Nodes in Capricorn and Cancer create a loose cardinal Grand Cross.  This grouping of planets can contribute to feelings of fear or dread about moving forward with goals and plans. The Full Moon’s benefic aspects to Jupiter lighten the load, tempering and uplifting the challenging energies. A Saturn-Mercury sextile is also helpful, as this aspect may help us accept ideas previously rejected, and figure out ways to resolve problems methodically.

Monday morning will probably carry an unfocused start before the Moon moves to its sign of exaltation, Taurus, at 9:24 a.m. PDT. Then there is a shift to a calmer energy where pleasure and comfort are the focus. Although the Taurus Moon offers stability, a Sun-Pluto square pushes us beyond comfort, and the Moon-Uranus conjunction is likely to bring something unpredictable.

A Mercury-Neptune trine on Tuesday lifts us to greater heights. We can imagine excellent solutions, and we dream…and we can combine dreams with practical action. We have an urge to merge, and yet, practical attention keeps us on point. We attend to all things sensual.

The Moon is void of course all day on Wednesday. We may be talkative, but not a lot will be accomplished. This is a day for gardening, reading, or sorting if possible, rather than for meetings and getting things done.

The Moon is in conversational Gemini on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday we can juggle demands with ease and flexibility. Our hearts are engaged, as well as our heads. Conversation will yield good results.

We may be slow to wake up on Friday, mystified by our dreams (Moon square Neptune). We are optimistic and feeling good on Friday, though we may over-commit, led by our enthusiasm. The Sun and Moon make a flowing trine in air signs, giving ease, and setting a friendly stage for a social evening.

The Moon is in Cancer on Saturday and Sunday, turning our focus toward home and family for the weekend. On Saturday we can tap into insight and understanding, and we may experience a sweet surprise.

Sunday is an active day of planetary activity. The main theme is a benefic Venus-Saturn sextile, which grounds relationships, and encourages us to shore up our finances. This is a good day to lean into home improvement projects.

Monday morning will likely hold a slow start with the Moon void of course from 5:39 a.m.to 9:29 a.m. PDT. You may want to catch a little extra sleep. Then, at 9:29 a.m. the Moon jumps into enthusiastic, playful Leo. A romantic Venus-Neptune heightens our imagination and inspiration. Our preferences may be challenged  by  a square of Mars to the nodes.

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The Week in Short

Sunday: Full Moon is part of cardinal Grand Cross. Meet fear with resolve, and reconsider ideas and solutuions.

Monday: Grounded, practical focus on stability and pleasure. Yet, we are pushed beyond what is comfortable.

Tuesday: Excellent solutions can be imagined.

Wednesday: Moon VoC all day 1:37 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Return phone calls and engage in conversations, but don’t make decisions.

Thursday: Conversation from our hearts and heads gives good results.

Friday: Optimistic, easy day. Gather with relatives or friends in the evening.

Saturday: Focus on home and family. Open to insight.

Sunday: Attend to financial matters and home improvement projects.

Monday: Fun, beautiful day after a slow start. Yet, we can feel challenged.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Scorpio (October 8-November 1)

  1. Love deeply.
    2. Write a poem to express your deep feelings.
    3. Review your investments and research options.
    4. Make a commitment to increase your savings and investments.
    5. Listen to provocative music that taps into deep feelings.
    6. Purge your stuff and give things away.
    7. Get a massage.
    8. Listen deeply, and say only what is necessary.
    9. Read a deep, transformative biography, or a mystery.
    10. Take some solitude.

Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:                  

Sunday, October 13 at 2:59 p.m. through Monday, October 14 at 9:24 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Wednesday, October 16: 1:37 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, October 18 at 7:14 p.m. through Saturday, October 19 at 3:43 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, October 21: 5:39 a.m. – 9:29 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, October 23: 2:14 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Friday, October 25: 8:00 a.m. – 1:20 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Sunday, October 27: 1:22 a.m. – 1:29 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Tuesday, October 29: 10:34 a.m. – 2:58 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, October 31: 7:29 a.m. – 7:38 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Saturday, November 2 at 10:46 p.m. through Sunday, November 3 at 3:19 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Tuesday, November 5: 6:37 a.m. – 3:08 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, November 7 at 5:13 p.m. through Friday, November 8 at 3:49 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Sunday, November 10: 6:00 a.m. – 3:18 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Sunday, October 13 at 22:59 through Monday, October 14 at 17:24 (Moon into Taurus)

Wednesday, October 16 at 9:37 through Thursday, October 17 at 3:30 (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, October 19: 3:14 – 11:43 (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, October 21: 13:39 – 17:29 (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, October 23: 10:14 – 22:30 (Moon into Virgo)

Friday, October 25: 16:00 – 19:20 (Moon into Libra)

Sunday, October 27: 9:22 – 19:29 (Moon into Scorpio)

Tuesday, October 29: 18:34 – 22:58 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, October 31: 15:29 through Friday, November 1 at 15:38 (Moon into Capricorn)

Sunday, November 3: 6:46 – 11:19 (Moon into Aquarius)

Tuesday, November 5: 14:37  – 23:08 (Moon into Pisces)

Friday, November 8: 1:13 – 11:49  (Moon into Aries)

Sunday, November 10: 14:00  – 23:18 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

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